'This Is Us' Season 5 Finale: Will Madison and Kevin get back after she rejects him 2 hours before wedding?
Timing is everything when it comes to relationships and in the run-up to their wedding, the timing just seems off for Kevin Pearson (Justin Hartley) and Madison Simons (Caitlin Thompson). The two who have rushed into parenthood and now marriage, are both plagued with their own set of doubts, about the prospect of being married to each other.
It is finally Madison though, who has the courage to address the elephant in the room, that Kevin is simply not in love with her, but is in love with the idea of the family that they have created. The timing again of this realization is not the best, considering its two hours before their wedding, but poor timing or not, it seems that it's the right move.
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Not just because it finally shows that Madison refuses to settle for crumbs of affection, but because her move may actually lead to her and Kevin having a real shot as equal partners in the relationship. Madison and Kevin's wedding may not take place in this episode, but in a flash-forward five years down the line, at what seems to be Kate's second wedding, we see that Kevin and Madison are extremely affectionate and comfortable with each other and in fact look like more of a couple in the few minutes of the flash-forward, than they have in all of Season 5.
It seems that the ups and downs in Kevin and Madison's relationship, also happily haven't affected Madison's relationship with best friend Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) considering Madison is present to support her at her second wedding as well. We hope that Kevin and Madison have a shot at happily ever after, once they've taken the time to slow down and get to know each other not just as parents but as partners as well.
It seems that there is one person however who has been inspired to find love by Kevin and that is Kevin's uncle Nicky Pearson (Griffin Dunne). In the flash-forward we see Nicky running to give his wife her stockings. So who is the wife Nicky is referring to? Is it his first love Sally Brooks that we heard him referring to in Season 5? Well to find out what lies in store in the love lives of Kevin, Madison and Nicky, fans will have to wait for the premiere of Season 6 of 'This Is Us' in the fall on NBC.